(CNBC) — While the continued economic slump hobbles many Americans, the downturn is crushing young people.

Almost half of millennials—those between 18 and 34—think they’ll be worse off than their parents, according to research from Demos, a non-partisan policy and research center.

And voters under age 30 in Tuesday’s presidential election identified unemployment (49 percent) and rising prices (37 percent) as the most pressing economic issues they face, according to the Pew Research Center .

All this is forcing some young people to skip one of their favorite past times—eating out.

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